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'We'll have to be very organised defensively' - Canada's Shelina Zadorsky wary of Nigeria

8:16 PM SGT 8/4/19
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The north Americans take on the Africans in a friendly and defender is calling on her teammates to be vigilant

Canada women defender Shelina Zadorsky has urged her side to be cautious when they face Nigeria in a test game on Monday at Pinatar Arena in Spain.

Kenneth Heiner-Moller's team are meeting the African champions for the third time and first since they bowed 1-0 at the 2011 Women's World Cup in Germany.

The North Americans defeated England 1-0 in a friendly last Friday and are now five matches without defeat and managed clean sheets in all games so far this year. 

But the Orlando Pride star is wary of the pacy attacking style of Thomas Dennerby's ladies ahead of their showdown.

"I think we had a great all-around team performance against England and we were excited to get the win," Zadorsky told Canadasoccer.

"I think Nigeria will be a fast team and they will be hardworking and aggressive so we will have to keep the mentality to fight for every ball and be the first to it and then hopefully put some goals away.

"Like Nigeria, Cameroon is very athletic and front-footed and they can have some attacking flair, so I think we will have to be very organised defensively against African opponents and be able to get numbers forward quickly."

Canada will face Cameroon, New Zealand and the Netherlands in group stage of this year's Women's World Cup in France.